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Recent concept will become next year

Will future models save sinking Renault Samsung?

20 May 19 | Glenn Brooks

Last month, its deliveries numbering only 6,175 vehicles, Renault Samsung slid down the Korean sales chart even further, dropping to position seven behind Genesis. What will majority shareholder (80%) Groupe Renault do about its subsidiary's worrying decline?


S60 is Volvo

Volvo's new 'American car' - the week

17 May 19 | Graeme Roberts

My look at Volvo's new US-born 'citizen', the S60 saloon/sedan, drew the most just-auto reader eyeballs this week, and rightly so as it's another highly competent contender in the medium/large premium sector, yet another use of the automaker's versatile SPA 'large car' platform and a very interesting illustration of an automaker's global manufacturing footprint, model selection and plant location strategy.


Levante can be ordered with 3.0-litre petrol and diesel V6 engines as well as a 3.8-litre V8

ANALYSIS - MY19 Maserati Levante GranLusso

16 May 19 | Glenn Brooks

Three and a half years on from its market introduction, Maserati UK has thrown out the former diesel-only strategy for the Levante, bringing in a biturbo 3.0-litre petrol V6.


10 & 11 September are the media preview days

Frankfurt IAA world debuts list - F40 BMW 1 Series

16 May 19 | Glenn Brooks

The next generation BMW 1 Series five-door hatchback will be revealed at a preview event on 27 May and have its public premiere at the Frankfurt motor show in September.


Many new models are expected for the Romanian brand this year and next

Can Dacia remain the darling of Groupe Renault?

15 May 19 | Glenn Brooks

According to Groupe Renault, the global market for passenger cars and light commercials fell by 7.2 per cent in Q1. Happily for Dacia, its volumes rose by the same percentage, deliveries hitting 184,042 units.


Trade tensions between the US and China are overshadowing the outlook for the global economy and vehicle sales

Global automotive market report - Q1 2019

14 May 19 | Dave Leggett

The global vehicle market was virtually flat in 2018 at around 94m vehicles sold, but the fourth quarter showed a near 5% year-on-year drop on the back of a similarly sized decline in Q3. The global light vehicle market continues to face challenges in 2019 after that pronounced weakening in the second half of 2019.


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Tata's Jaguar Land Rover back in the black for one quarter at least

20 May 2019 | Graeme Roberts

In a reversal of fortunes that surely will please owner Tata Motors, Britain's Jaguar Land Rover has booked a pre-tax profit after three consecutive quarters of red ink.


Ford axing 7,000 white collar workers

20 May 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Ford said on Monday (20 May) it was laying off about 7,000 workers, about 10% of its global workforce, as part of a restructuring plan designed to save it US$600m a year.


ACEA still opposes US-proposed anti-WTO trade rules

20 May 2019 | Graeme Roberts

The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) on Monday (20 May) reiterated its "opposition to any trade-restrictive measures that are incompatible with WTO rules".


Mercedes reveals new safety concept vehicle

20 May 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars has unveiled a new concept/experimental vehicle to show off "safety ideas for a new mobility".


Denso eyes higher stake and powertrain sale to Aisan

20 May 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Denso and powertrain supplier Aisan have reached a basic agreement, following a directors' meeting today (20 May) to begin studying increasing Denso's stake in Aisan, and also transferring part of Denso's powertrain business to Aisan.


Renault unveils autonomous Ez-Pod

20 May 2019 | Simon Warburton

Renault has unveiled Ez-Pod, an exploratory electric and autonomous vehicle for on-demand travel across short distances.

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